For years, Europe has dominated the home improvement market due to many families having disposable income to finance do-it-yourself (DIY) home projects. According to BlueWeave Consulting, the global home improvement market is projected to be worth over €489 billion by 2028. Furthermore, part of this growth is down to the fact that consumers are looking to make changes to their homes in line with their personal tastes.
Some of the most common types of home improvements include upgrading a kitchen with new cabinets or remodelling a shower in the bathroom. While these are the standard DIY projects, designing a games room is also popular, as it can be a place to host friends, relax alone, and have fun. However, putting together a games room can be hugely ambiguous, and there are a few things to consider when you set one up.
1. Choose a Purpose
Just like how a living room has a couch and a table to sit and relax, games rooms should also have purpose. The type of games room you want will determine what equipment you’ll need as well as the layout of everything. If it’s a cinema type home theatre with a gigantic screen, large speakers, and premium loungers, that could be one design. If you want darts and board games, you’ll need space for people to stand, and sit as to be able to accommodate all the players. Once you decide on the purpose of your games room, you can go on to the next stage.
A games room might need specific furniture and there are pieces of equipment specific to certain hobbies. One example is poker players; they can get poker tables designed specifically for playing the game. Buying a poker table can be as expensive as you like, and you can really go all-in on your hobby if you’re a keen player. The same goes for shooting pool since pool tables are affordable, but you must make sure it fits your games room. The main point here is that your statement furniture will often dictate the usage of the room, so choose accordingly.
3. Pick a Theme
The theme of your games room will determine the type of decorations you’ll use. For example, if blackjack is your favourite game, using colour-changing LED lights on the walls could add a cool effect. Or, if your games room is all about table tennis, you could hang all the different types of paddles on the wall for a unique them décor – it’ll certainly save space and keep the game equipment organized.
4. Set Up Powerful Speakers
If your favourite games include video games, go the extra mile, and install powerful speakers. Better yet, make it a surround sound system with a subwoofer for deep bass. To save space, most speakers can be mounted on the walls or hung from the ceilings. Clear and crisp sounding speakers will enhance any video game experience, especially when the walls and drinks on the table vibrate from all that bass!
Having a games room is no longer just a distant goal for many people as there are many DIY tips and tricks that can help you make the games room of your dreams a reality. Try these suggestions out and good luck on designing your perfect games room!